The International Day of Forests this month is an opportunity to recognize the vital role played by forests in improving the livelihoods of 400 million Africans who depend on them for food, energy…

Africa Olojoba |

I feel passionate about boosting global development through better transport. And I also feel passionate about food. While those two interests seemingly have little to do with each other, it turns…

Ndeye Anna Ba |

I feel passionate about boosting global development through better transport. And I also feel passionate about food. While those two interests seemingly have little to do with each other, it turns…

Ndeye Anna Ba |

On this rainy morning in January 2020, I am delighted to join my colleagues from the World Bank office in Madagascar—all of us wearing raincoats and carrying shovels, ready to plant 1,000 plants…

Erik Reed |

Imperméables sur le dos et pelles entre les mains, je suis ravi de retrouver mes collègues du bureau de la Banque mondiale à Madagascar ce matin pluvieux de janvier 2020 pour planter 1000 plants…

Erik Reed |

I just returned from Dakar, Senegal where I visited Mbeubeuss, the infamous dumpsite in the capital’s outskirts. An entire community of waste pickers have been eking out a living there since 1968…

Simeon Ehui |

Je rentre tout juste de Dakar, où j’ai visité la tristement célèbre décharge de Mbeubeuss, dans la banlieue de la capitale, où toute une communauté de « récupérateurs » gagnent leur vie depuis…

Simeon Ehui |

The archetype of the strong African woman standing as an unmoving pillar of her community is one that transcends national borders on the African continent. While in the past, this image often…

Nayé Bathily |

L’image de la femme africaine comme pilier inamovible de sa communauté est un archétype qui transcende les frontières nationales. Et qui s’est longtemps arrêté au seuil du monde de l’entreprise ou…

Nayé Bathily |

During a recent trip to Madagascar, I traveled about a hundred miles from the capital city of Antananarivo to the small village of Maromoka. While I was there, I met a group of local women, all of…

Diarietou Gaye |